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15th-May-2010 10:35 pm - Yay!
Sacha Dhawan will be in the new NBC comedy next fall called Outsourced.
IMDB page & article.
7th-Mar-2010 05:14 pm - Song Question / Request
Hello All! I have been reading this blog for a long time and although I have had nothing to contribute thus far, I do have a question. My hard-drive recently crashed and while many things were saved, one thing I am missing is my copy of the History Boys (movie) soundtrack. I was wondering if anyone could direct to me to where I may find it. I have looked on amazon and itunes (I was so willing to buy it because I cannot get enough of Sam Barnett's voice, amongst everything else!) but nothing is available in a mp3 format. I am also a little weary of torrent websites not having used them much I suppose. Originally, I got it from their myspace page but when I tried that method again it says the songs are currently not available. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you again :)
18th-Feb-2010 07:18 am - 'Whisky Taster'Review
I haven't posted here before but I just wanted to say that Sam is playing at the bush currently in 'The Whisky Taster' I saw it on Monday and Sam really is fantastic, and acts with grace, poise and brilliant comic timing. We had front row seats and for anyone who hasn't been to the Bush, its the size of maybe a living room and so Sam was an arm's reach away! He truly is that good looking. He is utterly believable,sensitive and plays with such tortured beauty it is impossible not to want to reach and hold him

Synaesthesia is a tricky beast. It’s basically a neurological condition which condemns those afflicted with it to a life in which words evoke colours, and emotions can be experienced as colour. Sometimes it is almost playful, with the mere names of the days of the week evoking tonal sensations; at other times it is intensely painful, with a glimpse of a buzzy pattern causing dizziness or strong feelings conjuring up great blasts of colour, an unbearable onslaught of confusion and derangement.
In James Graham’s empathetic and engaging new play, which opened last night, twentysomething whizkid Barney suffers from synaesthesia, but he also manages to use it to good account at his job in a top advertising agency. Together with Croydon motormouth Nicola, Barney is part of a dream team, and his ability to free-associate colours with products is a vital part of their success. This dynamic duo work well together, and their chatter is punctuated with in-jokes and funny voices.

But when Barney and Nicola embark on a pitch for a new vodka campaign, they decide to invite a Scottish whisky taster to help them brand what they think is an upmarket firewater. After all, isn’t a sensitive palate all that’s needed to create a slogan for a new product? Not so. The arrival of the whisky taster, a tall, bearded fellow with a penchant not only for single malts but also for homespun philosophy, calls into question not only Barney and Nicola’s campaign ideas, but their frantic workaholic lifestyle as well.
19th-Jan-2010 11:18 pm - hopefully not a repeat
Jude Law
I hope this hasn't already been posted. If it has, then I'm slightly to blame; there are over 800 posts here and I've only gone through about half, if I'm lucky - 1/4 from the present backward and 1/4 from the beginning of this community.

Has anyone else noticed that James Cordon is on the list of people the Producers of The Boat That Rocked, would like to thank ?/
I'm wondering why as well.
12th-Dec-2009 12:16 am - Where are they now? Again.
Music: Kathleen
Another "where are they now" article. I don't know about anyone else, but I never get tired of them :D

What happened to the original History Boys? from the Times

I think the highlight is probably Russell comparing them to the Spice Girls.
7th-Nov-2009 02:28 pm(no subject)
Hello, I'm new around here and sorry if this isn't good livejournal ettiquette but Does anyone know I could possibly get hold of 'When you cure me' I am totally addicted to Sam's voice! I have listened to the whole of 'Turing's test' and need something else to tide me over til 'Beautiful People starts again next friday!Many, many thanks in advance
25th-Oct-2009 12:20 pm - Samuel Barnett in a new radio play
For anyone interested, there is a new radio play about Alan Turing, starring Samuel Barnett, that can be downloaded here

"The radio drama features History Boys and Desperate Romantics star Samuel Barnett as the Bletchley Park code breaker on his death in 1954 after eating an apple laced with cyanide following his conviction for gross indecency. Turing’s Test examines the scientist’s legacy in the field of artificial intelligence and the personal tragedy of his suicide through a deathbed dialogue with a “machine” played by actor Paul Kendrick."

After listening it I have to say that it's a captivating, wonderful and very interesting play and that Sam does a wonderful job as Alan Turing, captivating all those emotions so well with his voice. He also has one of those voices that are simply a joy to listen.

25th-Oct-2009 05:56 pm - Bonjour, Cherie!
THB - Scripps Smile

Ok, so last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to see The History Boys, as presented by the Peach Theatre Company in Auckland, New Zealand. I''ve written a slightly fangirl-y review over at my livejournal in case anyone is interested in my thoughts. There are also a bunch of pictures of the cast, because it's always fun to see other incarnations of our favourite boys.

Has anyone else seen the play with different casts? How did they compare to the original/the film version? Were their accents terrible or surprisingly convincing?
10th-Oct-2009 03:47 pm - South Bank Show
Hello everyone!!

I was just wondering if any of you knew where to find the South Bank Show programme about Alan Bennett. I have been looking everywhere with no results.

Thanks :)
24th-Sep-2009 01:20 pm - History Boys in Philly!
The History Boys
I don't know if anyone besides me is from the Philadelphia area, but there's a theatre company there called the Arden which is doing a production of The History Boys. I've seen several shows at the Arden and I can tell you it's one of my very favorite theatre companies. It starts its run tonight and will play until November 1st.

For more information, follow this finely crafted link.
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